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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 


In America we speak more than just English!

In the United States today, approximately 120 to 130 indigenous languages are still spoken by at least a few people.


Today in history: October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with a day celebrating the indigenous people of North America first arose in 1977.


Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.


Today in history: It’s German-American Day

Originally known as"German Day," the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Philadelphia in 1883.


Today in history: Catholic antiwar activist Phil Berrigan born

The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.


Today in history: Meet the Blind Month

Blindness is not the characteristic that defines people or their future.


Today in history: Ethel Rosenberg born, commemoration in Los Angeles

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. on June 19, 1953.


Today in history: Reagan advances “Star Wars” in space

People living in every kind of social system viewed Reagan's "Star Wars" strategy as a barbaric escalation and provocation.


"Forward Through Ferguson": Report uncovers roots of racial inequality

The Ferguson Commission released its long-awaited report titled "Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equality."

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